Situated on the western
ghats, Lonavala is scenic resplendent which captures the heart of
tourist through its bounteous beauty. Better known as the 'Jewel of
Shayadri', Lonavala is
of the sparkling gem in the array of hill stations in Maharashtra.
Lonavala falls amidst Mumbai and Pune and is located on the western
part of the Maharashtra some 106 kms from Mumbai. Lonavala is blessed
with gracious natural beauty which makes this hill station an enticing
There are number of tourist destinations in Lonavala. Some of the
famous tourists spots are Lonavala and Bhushi. Apart from caves we
have Karla and Bhaja caves which is located 11 km from Lonavala. Visit
this exotic hill station of Maharashtra which will surprise you with
its enticing beauty .
Situated on the Western part
of Maharashtra, Khandala is a hill station which is located at a
height 625 m on the Sahyadri mountain range. Blessed with bounteous
beauty, Khandala is a scenic resplendent which is worth watching.
Blessed with natural beauty, Khandala is a picturesque destination to
explore. Founder of the first Maratha empire, Chattrapati Shivaji,
ruled the area around Khandala. Later it came under the Peshwa ruler,
who founded the second Maratha empire. Finally, Khandala was taken
over by the British when they defeated the Peshwas.
Tourist Attraction in Khandala
This is one of the beautiful garden which is situated near Lonavala.
The park has an old Mahadeo temple in the park. The place got its name
after an English officer Mr Rye, which stayed
in the place for quite some time. Initially it was under the care of
civil dept. In 1959, Ryewood was transferred State Government's Forest
Department. This garden has plenty of the place for children's play.
Better known as the playground which was converted into garden in the
year 1956. There is statue of Shri Shivaji Maharaj in this park.
Located at a distance of 4miles, Sakur plateau is at a height of 1000
feet. The plateau is on the way to Ambavane village. It encompasses
thick forests and is sparsely populated.
This park falls amidst Mumbai from Lonavala. The park gives a
spectacular view of the surroundings. On the Eastern side there are
two towers of Raimarchi fort which can be seen at the bottom of the
huge valley. Rajmachi Park has a restaurant and a temple. Rajamachi
Park has a children's park and host a regular bus service from
Lonavala bus station.